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dc.date1950?-1959?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:53:38Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:23:52Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:53:38Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:23:52Z
dc.identifierlibimagesNMHFM123
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/7647
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-03-07.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-123.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs: NMHFM-91, NMHFM-113, NMHFM-125, NMHFM-126, NMHFM-127, NMHFM-128, NMHFM-129, NMHFM-130, NMHFM-292, NMHFM-293, NMHFM-296, NMHFM-313.
dc.descriptionUnmounted; text on verso.
dc.descriptionV.C.A. Durango Processing Plant"--Verso.
dc.descriptionHeld in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
dc.descriptionDonor: Lola Alexander.
dc.description.abstractPhotograph showing the buildings at the Durango Uranium-Vanadium Plant, which was originally a lead-zinc smelter. In 1942 the United States Vanadium Company converted it into a mill where vanadium concentrate was extracted from carnotite ore. It closed in 1946 and was later purchased by the Vanadium Corporation of America. During the 1950s, it was one of the largest uranium-vanadium plants in the U.S. and processed carnotite and roscoelite ores from several mines in the Colorado Plateau area. The uranium and vanadium were extracted at the plant by salt roasting crushed ore and then leaching and precipitating the uranium concentrate (yellow cake) and vanadium concentrate (red cake). During the uranium boom of the 1950s, the Vanadium Corporation of America had contracts to supply the Atomic Energy Commission with uranium.
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectVanadium Corporation of America
dc.subjectUranium ore processing plants
dc.subjectVanadium ore processing plants
dc.subjectVehicles
dc.titleDurango Uranium-Vanadium Processing Plant
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
dc.contributor.institutionVanadium Corporation of America


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